Haven Holidays, a UK based holiday park operator, is reporting a 15 percent increase in holiday bookings by families for seaside locations for the summer of 2012, when compared to the same time last year, as more and more families opt for a traditional British holiday.
Tim Gibson, the company sales director, said, ‘Despite the general economic downturn it appears families are not prepared to sacrifice their family holiday. It seems it’s even more important for them to spend quality time together.
We are already 26 percent ahead for the main school summer holiday period, so our advice is if you want to book with Haven then best to do it now or you may miss out.’
The company is reporting that all of its 35 Haven Holiday Parks located at seaside locations in the UK have reported a 12 percent increase in bookings over the Jubilee weekend, when compared with the same time last year, with the most favourite family haunts being Cornwall and Blackpool.
The overall trend for the 2012 summer holidays appears to be value for money alternatives and spending quality time with the family, while staying in the UK.
Holidays at the company parks in June commence from £129 for a four-night break, or £135 for a three night break for a family of up to six people, at participating parks. Weekend breaks that include Father’s Day are available at around £150 for a family of six people. Apart from accommodation, the park activities include water and land sports facilities, spa and fitness areas, as well as entertainment options.